Örebro OpenART 2015 #1
Artist: Ai Weiwei
Born 1957 in Beijing, China
Lives and works in Beijing, China
Artwork: Think different (How to hang workers’ uniforms)
Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.